Friday, September 2, 2011

The Priesthood of Aaron

During the last 7 months my husband and I have traveled to Utah, Idaho, Washington to attend the ordination to the Aaronic Priesthood of our four; 12 year old grandsons. Each of these young men have made the choice to receive the Priesthood. We are so grateful for their faith and testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are strong in the faith, love the scriptures and are willing to serve their Heavenly Father. The activity arm of the priesthood is the Boy Scouts of America Programs .They will be involved in the scouting program and working hard to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Joseph

Austin

Christian

Michael
"In the Church today, worthy male members may receive the Aaronic Priesthood beginning at age 12. These young men, typically ages 12–17, receive many opportunities to participate in sacred priesthood ordinances and give service. As they worthily fulfill their duties, they act in the name of the Lord to help others receive the blessings of the gospel." (Aaronic Priesthood - lds.org)

The Aaronic Priesthood is named after Aaron, the brother of Moses, the biblical prophet. Aaron was a leader at the time of Moses.

A man or a boy who is at least 12 years old can hold the Aaronic Priesthood. Men and boys who have this Priesthood can teach people. Some can baptize people. They help people remember Jesus.
The offices of the Aaronic Priesthood are deacon, teacher, priest, and bishop.
A male member of the Church may receive the priesthood and be ordained a deacon if he is at least 12 years old. He must obey the commandments of Jesus and the rules of the Church.
These are the duties of a deacon:

1. Pass the sacrament ~ Sacrament Meeting and the Sacrament




3. Watch over and help members of the church and within the quorums of the Priesthood ~Aaronic Priesthood Responsiblities

4. Assist the Bishop ~Ways of Helping the Bishop

5. Collecting Fast Offerings ~ Gathering of Fast Offerings

To learn more about the Priesthood visit Organization of the Priesthood

7 comments:

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

Sounds like some wonderful family time. You must be proud of your boys- We are not mormon- but we love Jesus and we are teaching our boys to put Him first. :) God Bless!

Marie said...

Wonderful post on the Aaronic Priesthood Leann! You must be so proud of your grandsons! I would be! You have a lovely family. xxoo

Sue said...

You are fortunate to have such fine young men for your grandsons.

=)

Joy For Your Journey said...

Great post! You do a wonderful job explaining the Aaronic priesthood. And how fun for your grandsons to all receive the priesthood around the same time.

And interesting--my word for word verification to post this comment is "bless"

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That's fantastic!!

singing/granny said...

What handsome grandsons you have! And how special that they are all deacons together! How marvelous are the works of the Lord!!! Thanks for sharing! Your testimony is a strength to me! Melody

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Congratulations to you and all the boys. I do not know much about the Mormon faith but always enjoy learning information from you....

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